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by this, i mean players under the age of 21 or 22

England has walcott, wilshire, vela, andersson, fabregas (?), mikel and so forth
Spain has mata, aguero, rossi, messi (?), capel, krkic and so forth
Italy has giovinco, jovetic, balotelli, alexi sanchez, pato, hamsik, santacroce and so forth

or guys like benzema, buonanotte, di maria, luis suarez, etc from other leagues
 

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Italy and Spain have the advantage over England in this one. However, the English league is good at stealing talents from other leagues, but these players tend to be developed players rather than young talent.
 

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yeah, italy's youngsters have the best potentiality as most of them are raw and just started their career...whereas spain has the likes of aguero, messi and capel who already have few seasons on their belt
 

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Italy and Spain have the advantage over England in this one. However, the English league is good at stealing talents from other leagues, but these players tend to be developed players rather than young talent.
or also bare/support/ longer?...few times is mentioned that home boys ALSO are supported way longer and in the meantime they might succeed, than any new transfer from other countries...
 

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Apart from the bigger leagues in Europe, the smaller, less prestigious leagues have great talent coming through. Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia all have good youth talent. Croatia is really known for their scouting abilities, and being able to find players in the surrounding countries, and South America :) and later selling them to big clubs from EPL, Bundesliga etc... for 20 times the players original worth.

Eastern Europe is a goldmine for talent.
 

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Didnt Barcelona also pay for his growth hormones so in a sense he was there for medical issues even though he obviously had the talent.

Augero wasnt stolen like Rossi or Lupoli or any other number of players like the Prem has.Yes buying younger players when their 16 or 15 is popular but not or shouldnt be for the greatest clubs in the world like Manchester or Arsenal for example.
 

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Perhaps not Kun Agüero, but definitely Messi is a player that has been formed in the Spanish football. He was 12 when he joined the team. Yes, he's a foreigner, but raised in Spain.
yes, we all know Messi would never have made it had he not gone to Spain, he could barely run let alone kick a ball before that. ;)
 

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yes, we all know Messi would never have made it had he not gone to Spain, he could barely run let alone kick a ball before that. ;)
yeah he was this puny bastard just like the little messi in the adidad ad.
 

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Holland is indeed a good start for young players to start their careers.

Many young players played in the Dutch league and became world-class stars.

The list is endless...
A league where Granqvist can make a Maradonesque goal doesn't seem too good in my eyes though :D
 
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